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Mention triggeres while using templates for reporting users
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From this discussion. Using such templates especially checkuser, which is used SPI investigations, will mention the offending user. This can be potentially harmful, other templates include ones used for vandals. Replacing the template with {{no ping}} is a workaround but that does have a compromise over the regular wikilink (some user scripts like popups don't work etc). Lesser serious would be other reporting templates used in administrator noticeboards.

In any case, we are told mentions are used by simply adding the userpage link in our normal talk page posts so this behaviour isn't intentional. Is it possible to exclude mentions from triggering due to userpage links being from templates rather than the post altogether? Or just make these selected templates excluded be at minimum.

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Legoktm closed this task as Declined.Jan 27 2017, 7:16 PM
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Is it possible to exclude mentions from triggering due to userpage links being from templates rather than the post altogether

No, that would make things like {{ping}} not work entirely.

Trizek-WMF edited subscribers, added: Trizek-WMF; removed: Notifications.Jan 30 2017, 10:15 AM

{{No ping}} is the best you will have, I'm afraid. Otherwise, like Lego says, it would jeopardize the whole notification system. I'll ask the current dev team if a change would be possible.